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September 2014

September 2014

  • March 6, 2013 - December 31, 2014

    Animal Encounters at the Orpheum

    Wednesdays & FridaysCome learn about the Orpheum’s animals! The Orpheum Education Team will talk to visitors about our animals, followed by an animal feeding time. Participants will take a closer look at our aquatic turtles, land turtle, bearded dragons, and corn snake. 

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 346 N. Neil St, Champaign , IL
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • October 1, 2013 - December 30, 2014

    Orpheum Toddler Tuesday

    Every TuesdayCome join the fun with activities for toddlers that provide an opportunity to work on developing language, cognitive, and social skills.

    Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Location: 346 North Neil , Downtown Champaign , IL 61820, IL
    Website: orpheumkids.org
  • October 7, 2013 - September 29, 2014

    Live from the Crossroads: A Snapshot of Champaign-Urbana’s Local Music Scene 1980-1986

    Each generation is defined by the popular music that it listens to, and during the 1960s and 1970s the hard-edged sound and message of America’s psychedelic rock and roll -- Purple Haze, Somebody to Love, and Black is Black -- was shaped by the unrest of the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War and its unrelenting demand for equal civil rights for all citizens.

    Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Location: 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, IL
  • January 15, 2014 - December 17, 2014

    Weekly Stand Up Comedy Showcase

    Every Wednesday

    Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 55 E Main Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: memphisonmain.com/
  • January 16, 2014 - December 18, 2014

    Comedy Karaoke - Open Mic Stand Up Night

    Every other Thursday Night Champaign-Urbana Comedy allows you a chance to get on stage and try your hand at Stand Up Comedy. Perform along side feature acts from Comedy Clubs across the Midwest, as well as local performers and even first timers (that could be you!)

    Only so many spots a show, so sign ups are done in advance. This is an Open Mic, so anyone can sign up. Want to get on stage and tell some jokes or a funny story? E-mail jesse@cucomedy.com to find out availability.

    Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 207 W Clark, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.theclarkbar.com/
  • April 21, 2014 - March 20, 2015

    World War I with America’s March King

    John Philip Sousa and his band joined Charles Dillingham’s extravagant Broadway-style revue, Hip! Hip! Hooray!, for its opening in New York’s Hippodrome on September 30, 1915 and performed two concerts, with the exception of Sundays, daily until June 3, 1916.  

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • May 1, 2014 - November 27, 2014

    Sustainable Student Farm Market

    Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Sustainable Student Farm on Anniversary Plaza behind the Illini Union, 1401 W Green St. on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The market will then be moved to the Student Farm cold storage area (Windsor and Race) and open for sales from 4:15- 6 p.m. A few pop-up locations will also be scheduled throughout the season with a “Folding Farm” produce cart. 

    Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location: University of Illinois Campus , Urbana, IL
    Website: thefarm.illinois.edu/
  • May 18, 2014 - May 31, 2015

    CU Sunday Market

    Every Sunday

    Come out and shop from local farmers and vendors. Shopping, Music and food. 8am-4pm (EVERY Sunday, year round) Where: Fluid Event Center 601 N. Country Fair Dr. Champaign, IL

    Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 601 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign, IL
    Website: fluideventcenter.com/
  • May 24, 2014 - September 13, 2014

    2014 Music Among the Vines concert

    Alto Vineyards has been a leader in the Illinois wine industry for over 20 years and has won over 700 awards in both national and international competitions. At its location here in Champaign, Alto Vineyards is now making a name for itself as a music venue. Situated far enough from the city to be a refreshing change from the bar scene and close enough for a quick drive out, Alto Vineyards presents the best of both worlds in the realm of local music and Illinois wine.

    Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 4210 N. Duncan Road, Champaign, IL
    Website: altovineyards.net/
  • June 11, 2014 - September 3, 2014

    On Farm Sales & Open House

    Visit Prairie Fruits Farm every Wednesday in the summer to sample and purchase their award-winning goat cheese! Don't miss out on a variety of flavors of goat's milk gelato. U-Pick is also available on Wednesdays when fruit is available. Special guests and vendors rotate each week, so visit prairiefruits.com for more information.

    Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Location: 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: prairiefruits.com
  • June 14, 2014 - October 25, 2014

    Fitness in the Forest

    Join us for a morning of healthy and fun fitness activities incorporating cardio, strength training, and stretching in a friendly outdoor atmosphere. Close-toed shoes, sun protection, mat/towel, water bottle, and comfortable clothing are recommended. Meet at the showerhouse parking lot. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Program may be cancelled if there is inclement weather; please contact us if you have a question. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-1268 or campnaturalist@ccfpd.org.

    Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Location: 3485 CR 2700E, Penfield, IL
    Website: ccfpd.org
  • July 1, 2014 - June 24, 2016

    Pogo Studio: Capturing the Sounds of the Champaign-Urbana Music Scene 1985-2014

    Pogo Studio was established in downtown Champaign, IL, in 1985 and quickly earned local, regional and national recognition for its finely crafted recordings and its owner’s easy-going nature.  The studio remained a fixture of the community’s music scene and a valuable resource for regional recording artists for nearly thirty years. 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • August 6, 2014 - December 31, 2014

    Tour the Historic Virginia Theatre

    Tours Every Wednesday
    Walk back in time to 1921 with a tour of the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia is now proud to offering weekly guided tours – free of charge – each and every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. 

     

    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: www.thevirginia.org/
  • August 18, 2014 - September 20, 2014

    Annual Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

    The newly named Giertz Gallery at Parkland College is proud to present the Annual Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, opening Monday, August 18. The exhibit is an annual showcase of art created by faculty and includes sculpture, painting, photography, metals, ceramics, graphic design and digital media. An opening reception for the artists and a ceremony honoring the new name of the gallery in honor of Donna Giertz will take place Thursday, August 21. The exhibition runs through Saturday, Sept. 20.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/gallery
  • August 19, 2014 - August 3, 2015

    Professor Harding and the Illinois Bands During WWI

    As war enveloped much of Western Europe in 1914 and 1915 our country struggled to justify its involvement in this conflict and our national leaders overwhelmingly favored peaceful negotiation as the only logical way to end Europe’s war.  However by 1916 Germany’s military had devastated large portions of Belgium and France, and presented a serious threat to Great Britain as well as commercial shipping across the north Atlantic. 

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 236 Harding Band Building, Champaign, IL
    Website: archives.library.illinois.edu/sousa/exhibits/
  • August 29, 2014 - November 1, 2014

    After the Front Line: Artists Who Served in the World Wars

    To complement "La Grande Guerre: French Posters and Photographs from World War I", the exhibition "After the Front Line" presents works by artists who served in various capacities during World War I (1914–18) and World War II (1939–45). Viewers gain a sense of how military conflict can profoundly influence one’s artistic practice, as well as how it can alter artists’ worldviews and attitudes toward society. Some of the exhibited works offer scathing social commentaries while others expose the atrocious aftermath of war.

    Time: (All day)
    Champaign, IL
    Website: http://kam.illinois.edu/
  • August 29, 2014 - November 1, 2014

    Goya's War: Los Desastres de la Guerra

    Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) created eighty etchings that comprise Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War) in reaction to the Napoleonic invasion of Spain and the political turmoil that followed. The exhibition reconsiders the artist’s endeavor within its historical context by presenting the etchings in five groups—Carnage, Atrocity, Martyrdom, Famine, and Emphatic Caprices—that reveal Goya’s stylistic evolution over the four years (1810–14) during which he etched these plates.

    Time: (All day)
    Champaign, IL
    Website: www.kam.illinois.edu/
  • August 29, 2014 - December 23, 2014

    With the Grain: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Postwar Years

    Printmaking flourished in Japan during the Allied Occupation (1945–52), despite the devastation of the war, which had left its mark not only in the burnt ruins of Tokyo but also in the faces of a starving population. Woodblock prints—together with dolls, fans, silks, and sake cups—were sought after as souvenirs among the nearly half million American soldiers stationed in Occupied Japan in 1946.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: kam.illinois.edu/exhibitions/current/
  • August 29, 2014 - December 23, 2014

    La Grande Guerre: French Posters and Photographs from World War I

    This exhibition presents objects from two important university collections—the first consisting of 105 large lithographic posters made as propaganda in support of the French war effort, and the second comprised of approximately 4,500 photographs, in all likelihood commissioned by the French Ministry of War. The posters’ creators range from some of the best-known graphic artists of the day—such as Adolphe Willette and Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen—to illustrators now completely forgotten.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 500 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL
    Website: kam.illinois.edu/exhibitions/current/
  • September 2, 2014

    Modern Day Solutions to Modern Day Slavery Lecture Presenation

    First Presbyterian Church of Champaign, 302 W Church St, presents:
    Modern Day Solutions to Modern Day Slavery: Identifying and Responding to Victims of Human Trafficking
    Facilitated by Darci Jenkins, Midwest regional service coordinator of Chicago-based Northern Tier Anti-Trafficking Consortium
    3-5 PM: Roundtable talk and forum session provides information and resources to local community organizations and concerned citizens, with Q & A following. Located on first floor (Westminster Hall).

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 302 W Church St, Champaign, IL, IL
  • September 2, 2014 - September 16, 2014

    The Dance Film Festival at the Art 2014

    For three Tuesdays in September, U of I Dance Department will be presenting a variety of films and shorts dedicated to dance performance, dance for camera, influential artists in the field, and social impact of dance across the world. These works will be complemented by pieces created by students and community members.

    FESTIVAL PASSES ONLINE ONLY - (standard) $41,(student) $26 - http://dance.illinois.edu/calendar
    Individual tickets single film - ART THEATER BOX OFFICE ONLY - (standard) $9.50, (student) $8.50

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 126 W. Church St., Champaign, IL
    Website: dance.illinois.edu/calendar
  • September 2, 2014

    The Dance Film Festival

    There will be two presentations, one at 7 p.m. and another at 9 p.m.

    For three Tuesdays in September, we will be presenting a variety of films and shorts dedicated to dance performance, dance for camera, influential artists in the field, and social impact of dance across the world. These works will be complemented by pieces created by students and community members. 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 126 W Church St, Champaign, IL
    Website: arttheater.coop/the-dance-film-festival-at-the-art-2014/
  • September 3, 2014 - September 7, 2014

    Healing Works

    "Healing Works", a collection of art by survivors of sexual violence and their supporters, will be on display at indi go Artist Co-Op from September 3rd through September 7th. Rape Advocacy, Counseling, and Education Services, the hosts of the exhibit, will celebrate their 5th anniversary with a reception on September 7th from 1pm-4pm. Due to the nature of the show, the hours have been scheduled to when RACES can provide crisis intervention trained staff.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: 9 East University Avenue, Champaign, IL
  • September 3, 2014

    Parkland vs. Lincoln: Women's Soccer

    Cheer on the Parkland Women's Soccer Team as they take on Lincoln at Parkland College! For more information on Men's Soccer or Parkland Athletics, please contact Parkland College at 217-351-2200.

    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/athletics/womenssoccer/schedule.aspx
  • September 4, 2014 - December 18, 2014

    Japan House Tea Ceremony

    Every Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

    Enjoy the tranquility of the tea ceremony and a bowl of hand whipped green matcha tea with a traditional Japanese sweet.

    Reservations are recommended. Email japanhouse@illinois.edu to make a reservation. 

    Bring some white socks to wear so you can get up on the tatami mats, although we have a few we can lend you if you forget. If you think you might have troubles kneeling for a long time that’s no problem—-we can just pull a chair up to the tatami mats.

    Time: 3:00 pm
    Location: 2000 South Lincoln Avenue , Urbana, IL
    Website: japanhouse.art.uiuc.edu/en/
  • September 5, 2014

    Jazz Walk

    Listen to live, local jazz music while you enjoy the works of art on display at the Wandell Sculpture Garden. We will have a selection of jazz soloists and small combos scattered along the candlelit paths of Meadowbrook Park. You’ll stroll along and meet friends and neighbors to an ever-changing soundtrack by our community’s talented artists. Parking is available at the Race Street entrance with overflow parking thanks to Stone Creek Church on the corner of Race and Windsor. Call the Park District Sports & Event Hotline for postponement information: 217-367-9575.

    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Urbana, IL
  • September 5, 2014

    Allerton Classical Concert

    Classical Allerton

    Featuring:
    TBD 6-7pm
    The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Baroque Players 7:30-8:30pm

    Location – Allerton Gate House Lawn
    Food and Drink for purchase: 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Suggested Entry Donation: $5/person $10/Family – Children welcome!

    Cross that Piatt county line and head to Allerton this September for the perfect date night. Fall in love again under the stars at Allerton listening to local classical music played especially for you.

    Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello, IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu
  • September 5, 2014

    Atkins Tennis Kick Off event

    Come on out and enjoy a great night of tennis! Intercollegiate Athletics will be hosting a free kick off event here at the Atkins Tennis Center on all 26 courts!  There will be games, prizes, Wilson demos and much more!  Meet the 2014-2015 Fighting Illini Men’s and Women’s tennis teams as they will be around and participating in all the activities all evening as well!  This event is open to all ages and ability levels!  

    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 1410 West St. Mary’s Rd. , Urbana, IL
    Website: fightingillini.com/atkinstenniscenter/
  • September 5, 2014 - December 19, 2014

    Prairie Skies

    Fridays September 5 through December 19

    A live-narrated tour of the wonders of tonight's sky, accompanied by some of the legendary stories of the ancient sky. Find out what constellations and planets are visible tonight and how to find them. This show is updated seasonally and is intended for all ages. Admission: $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, children under 12. No shows on: October 3 October 31 November 7 December 5

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • September 5, 2014 - November 22, 2014

    "Dynamic Earth"

    Fridays & Saturdays, September 5-November 22

    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • September 6, 2014

    Krannert Center Costume and Prop Sale

    We’ve combed through our costume and prop storage areas to make room for items that will be featured in upcoming productions. At this exceptional sale, hundreds of pieces from costumes and theatre sets will be available. Dapper frock coats, gigantic creatures, and wedding gowns have gone home with lucky buyers in previous years. What might you discover that you can’t live without? Arrive early for the best selection! 

    Ticket required for entry from 9am to 11:30am, $3
    Free entry from noon until sell out

     

    Time: 9:00 am
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=201487155619423128174106149
  • September 6, 2014

    Illini Football vs. Western Kentucky

    Join us for a day of food, fun, and football! The University of Illinois football team will take on Western Kentucky at Memorial Stadium. Catch the Illini Walk, enjoy yourself at the Illini Street Fest, and don't miss the Marching Illini Public Warm-up ... we'll see you there! 

     

  • September 6, 2014

    C-U Pride Festival

    The UP Center presents it’s Fifth Annual CU Pride Festival on Saturday September 6th.  The Pride Festival will include a Parade this year and will be in Downtown Champaign.  

    This year's theme is Live. Love. Be.

    Festivities begin at 12 noon with workshops and a Trans* Clothing Swap and then Family Fun Area 3pm to 5pm. There will be games and the Scovill Mobile Zoo and more.  Vendor Expo will be 3pm to 9pm.  The Parade will be at 5pm.  9pm will bring the night-time fun from the Downtown Champaign Bars!

    Time: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Champaign, IL
    Website: www.unitingpride.org/#!cu-pridefest/c20jp
  • September 6, 2014 - September 27, 2014

    "The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather"

    Saturdays, September 6-27

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • September 6, 2014

    Harpist Ann McLaughlin presents "Schehrazade"

    Harpist Ann McLaughlin will give a live concert premiere of "Schehrazade" Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Parkland Theatre.

    This solo harp show interweaves live harp, percussion, and vocals with animated videos and theatrical lighting to create an evocative atmosphere, enhancing the Middle Eastern-inspired music of the performance. It is sure to delight audiences with its enchanting take on storytelling through music. The multimedia show is sponsored in part by the City of Urbana Arts Grant and a University of Illinois IMuSE Grant. 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu
  • September 6, 2014

    An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

    Singer-songwriter, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides four Grammy Awards, he was recently named the Texas State Musician!

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: http://www.thevirginia.org/
  • September 6, 2014

    "Dynamic Earth"

    New! “Dynamic Earth” is a new fulldome feature that explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations from NCSA, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.

    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/planetarium
  • September 7, 2014

    Corvette Club of Illinois 7th Annual Golf Outing

    The 7th Annual Corvette Club of Illinois Golf Outing is held at Stone Creek Golf Course in Urbana, and is a 4-person scramble with a shot gun start at 10:00 a.m. 

     

    $75/player or $300/team (must sign up a 4-man team)
    Entry fee includes green fees, cart, lunch provided by Hickory River, gifts, prizes, silent auction and 50/50 drawing. 

    For more information, contact Doug Hanner at 217-369-5868 or visit www.ccofi.org

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 2600 South Stone Creek Blvd, Urbana, IL
  • September 7, 2014

    Twin City Derby Girls Tryouts

    The Twin City Derby Girls will be holding their next round of tryouts Sunday September 7th. Interested skaters, referees, coaches, and volunteers should email twincityderbygirls@gmail.com to register prior to tryouts.

    In order to tryout, you must be 18+ and have current health insurance. Basic skating skills, knowledge and understanding of the game, completed paperwork and proper equipment are required for tryouts.

    What to bring:

    Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Location: 208 W Curtis Road, Savoy, IL
    Website: twincityderbygirls.com/site/about/joining
  • September 7, 2014

    An Afternoon in Ancient Rome

    Hey 5th-8th graders! Is your toga ready? This family program features stations all over the Museum celebrating the greatness of Rome. Plan a city, decorate your villa, or create a proclamation of your accomplishments as ruler of the empire! Registration is required and limited to 75 participants. Contact Kim Sheahan at ksheahan@illinois.edu or 217-244-3355 to register your child. $5 per child. Every child must be accompanied by an responsible adult.

    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
    Website: spurlock.illinois.edu
  • September 7, 2014

    Donna Herula & Tony Nardiello

    Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello are a Chicago-area based acoustic blues duo that has a passion for performing pre-war, early Chicago and Delta blues. This husband and wife duo has performed to great acclaim at blues festivals in the Southern and Midwestern U.S., including the Chicago Blues Festival, King Biscuit Blues Festival and C-U’s very own Folk and Roots Festival.

    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: 200 West Green Street, Champaign, IL
    Website: champaign.org/events
  • September 8, 2014

    4-4-43: A Special Film Event at the Virginia Theatre

    On the morning of April 4, 1943, ten American prisoners-of-war and two Filipino convicts commenced perhaps the most impossible mission of World War II - they broke out of the Davao Penal Colony, an allegedly escape-proof Imperial Japanese Army prison plantation in the Philippines.

    Called 'the greatest story of the war in the Pacific' by the U.S. War Department in 1944, the account of the escape and the atrocities they endured at the hands of their captors - including the infamous Bataan Death March - has been all but lost to history. Until now.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org/shows/film
  • September 8, 2014

    Champaign Public Library Moon Festival Celebration

    CELEBRATE THE FULL MOON at our Moon Festival, Mon., Sep. 8, at 7:30 pm. Learn the story of the Moon Lady, enjoy Chinese and Korean traditional music and dance, including 4th grader Ellie Kim (pictured), and watch a demonstration of martial arts by the Wushu Club from the University of Illinois. After the indoor fun, weather permitting, enjoy a mooncake treat on the library’s outdoor patio under the rising moon

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 200 W. Green St., Champaign, IL
    Website: champaign.org/events
  • September 9, 2014

    Parkland vs. Lincoln: Men's Soccer

    Cheer on the Parkland Men's Soccer Team as they take on Lincoln at Parkland College! For more information on Men's Soccer or Parkland Athletics, please contact Parkland College at 217-351-2200.

    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/athletics/menssoccer
  • September 9, 2014 - September 11, 2014

    The Fault in Our Stars at the Virginia Theatre

    The Virgina Theatre presents the blockbuster film The Fault in Our Stars. 

    Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

    The film will start at 7:00 pm and tickets will be $4. 

    For information call the box office at 217-356-9063. Hope to see you there! 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org/shows/film
  • September 9, 2014

    The Dance Film Festival at The Art

    There will be two feature presentations, one at 7 p.m. and another at 9 p.m.

    For three Tuesdays in September, we will be presenting a variety of films and shorts dedicated to dance performance, dance for camera, influential artists in the field, and social impact of dance across the world. These works will be complemented by pieces created by students and community members. 

    This week, The Art Theater Co-op an evening Celebrating Dance and the Power of Communitya. Below are more details on this week's event. 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 126 W Church St, Champaign, IL
    Website: arttheater.coop/the-dance-film-festival-at-the-art-2014/
  • September 9, 2014

    Asialens: AEMS Documentary Film and Discussion Series

    AsiaLENS is a series of free public film screenings and discussion programs—organized by the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) in collaboration with the Spurlock Museum—presenting recent documentary and independent films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia.

    Local and visiting experts introduce the films and lead audiences in post-screening discussions.

    Check the Museum’s calendar for individual film show times and www.aems.uiuc.edu for descriptions and trailers.

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 600 South Gregory St., Urbana, IL
  • September 11, 2014

    Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society Club Meeting

    Program to be announced.

    CUAS meetings feature presentations by our members and guest speakers about a variety of astronomy topics. They are held at 7pm on the second Thursday of each month inside the 50-foot dome of the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College. Guests are always welcome!

    For more information, or to join our email list, visit us at www.cuas.org or email us at cuas@cuas.org.

    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: 2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.cuas.org
  • September 12, 2014

    Krannert Center Opening Night Party

    Summer might be at its end, but at Krannert Center things are just beginning to heat up! We’re bursting into the new season with all-ages energy, a fresh mix of revelers, activity around every corner, the wafting invitation from fabulous outdoor food vendors, and a show-stopping set of Latin music masters.

    Time: 6:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=20147248555225128174106149
  • September 12, 2014

    Clarke Buehling and The Skirtlifters: A Night of Banjo

    Join us for an evening of banjo.

    Clarke Buehling is widely recognized for his interpretations of late 19th Century, classic finger-style banjo, and is in the forefront of the recent resurgence of interest in the earlier minstrel banjo style. Much of his material is based around his extensive collection of 19th Century banjo and mandolin instruction books and sheet music.

    Sponsored by
    Techline
    http://www.techline-cu.com/

    CU Folk and Roots
    http://folkandroots.org/

    And The Upper Bout

    $10 at the door.

    Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Location: 723 S Neil Street , Champaign, IL
    Website: theupperbout.com
  • September 13, 2014

    The Market at the Crossroads

    Join Crossroads Corner Consignment at their outdoor market held at near the corner of William and Neil St.

    Crossroads Corners Consignment features home decor, furniture, local photography and art, vintage and fine jewelry along with vintage and better brand ladies clothing from more than 25 local vendors including Carrie's, Paper Moon, Prairie Peddler, The Heartland Gallery, and Chris Main Photography. 

    Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 723 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL
    Website: www.facebook.com/Crossroadscornerconsignment
  • September 13, 2014 - September 27, 2014

    State Town and Country Amateur Art Show

    This show highlights best of show and blue ribbon winners 
    from the county shows held in spring. Amateur artists 
    from towns across Illinois, including some from our own 
    Champaign County, will display their unique pieces at the 
    show. Original work from both youth and adult divisions 
    are displayed for public viewing. The show concludes with a 
    public critique by the juror on Saturday

    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 301 North Randolph St., Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparkdistrict.com/images/documents/cpd14fall.pdf
  • September 13, 2014

    Questapalooza

    Join us for a FREE, fun-filled, family oriented event sponsored by Quest Church. We will have bounce houses, touch-a-truck vehicles, carnival games, and free hot dogs. Don't forget your camera to take pictures with Anna and Elsa from the movie Frozen.

    Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: 2004 Philo Rd., Urbana, IL
  • September 13, 2014

    Parkland vs. Lewis and Clark: Women's Soccer

    Cheer on the Parkland Women's Soccer Team as they take on Lewis and Clark at Parkland College! For more information on Men's Soccer or Parkland Athletics, please contact Parkland College at 217-351-2200.

    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/athletics/womenssoccer/schedule.aspx
  • September 13, 2014

    Rosanne Cash: The River & The Thread

    Join us for a night of fantastic music as Rosanne Cash takes the stage at Krannert Center for the Arts! 

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=20147248555256128174106149
  • September 14, 2014

    St. Louis Symphony

    Fusing a rich history with exhilarating vision, the St. Louis Symphony and its music director David Robertson inspire and enthrall audiences and fellow musicians alike.

    Founded in 1880, the St. Louis Symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and is widely considered one of the world’s finest. Robertson is a consummate musician, master communicator, and dynamic presence whose passion for music is contagious.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=20147248555178128174106149
  • September 16, 2014 - January 25, 2015

    Artists of the Loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala

    This exhibit celebrates not only the artistry and endurance of the Maya weaving tradition but also the cultural intelligence and creative force of the weavers themselves. More than 90 textiles coming from 32 highland towns are presented, each textile woven in a style that identifies the town of its weaver and the wearer. Exhibit areas address the links between the living and ancient Maya, the weaver and the backstrap loom, textiles for daily wear, the art of the traditional Maya blouse, or huipil, ceremonial cloths and clothing, and evidence of evolution in textile designs.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
  • September 16, 2014

    The Dance Film Festival at The Art

    There will be two feature presentations, one at 7 p.m. and another at 9 p.m.

    For three Tuesdays in September, we will be presenting a variety of films and shorts dedicated to dance performance, dance for camera, influential artists in the field, and social impact of dance across the world. These works will be complemented by pieces created by students and community members. 

    This week, The Art Theater Co-op presents Looking at Dance Beyond the Theater. Below are more details on this week's event. 

    Time: 7:00 pm
    Location: 126 W Church St, Champaign, IL
    Website: arttheater.coop/the-dance-film-festival-at-the-art-2014/
  • September 17, 2014

    Steve Litman Presents Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes Tour

    Award-winning comedian, author, and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories in a show about jokes, and how they can get you in trouble. Join Birbiglia as he gets arrested in New Jersey, screamed at by a famous director, heckled by Statler and Waldorf, and attacked by zombie rodents.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org/shows/all-events
  • September 18, 2014 - September 21, 2014

    Allerton Music Barn Festival

    It's hard to determine which has a greater effect on the soul—music or nature. Now, through a collaborative effort between the University of Illinois School of Music and the University's Allerton Park & Retreat Center, music and nature will become one with the creation of a world-class music venue—set amidst the beauty of an idyllic nine-acre historic farmstead.

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello, IL
    Website: allertonmusicbarn.com/
  • September 18, 2014

    Illini Women's Soccer vs. Indiana

    Cheer on the Illinois Women's Soccer Team as they take on Indiana at the Illinois Soccer Stadium! For more information on Illinois Women's Soccer please contact the University of Illinois Athletic Department at 217-333-3630. 

    Time: 2:30 pm
    Location: St. Mary's Road, Champaign, IL
    Website: fightingillini.com/sports/w-soccer/sched/ill-w-soccer-sched.html
  • September 18, 2014

    Whiskey & Whiskers

    Presented by Kühl and Champaign Surplus, Whiskey & Whiskers is the Gentleman’s Evening you won’t want to miss! A night of music, food, whiskey & spirits, cornhole, giveaways, and Kühl clothing!

    Representatives from Kühl will be in attendance, offering amazing deals on clothing along with doing some great giveaways throughout the night. Browse the amazing selection of Kühl clothing while listening to music and having a drink! Firehaus Bar & Grill will be providing beer, whiskey, and appetizers for the evening.

    Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: 303 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignsurplus.com
  • September 18, 2014

    Allerton Music Barn Festival 2014: Opening Night: Jupiter Plus

    Allerton Music Barn Festival | The Jupiter String Quartet, the School of Music’s quartet-in-residence, performs Brahms’ Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36 with winners of the quartet’s second annual Guest Artist Award: Kim Uwate, viola, and Seungwon Chung, cello. Also on the program is Dvorák’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, “American,” written during a vacation in Spillville, Iowa, which was home to a Czech immigrant community.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello, IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu
  • September 19, 2014 - September 20, 2014

    2014 Savoy Orchard Days

    Friday, September 19 - 5:00 p.m. to Midnight

    Saturday, September 20 - 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

    The Savoy Orchard Days Festival is fun for the entire family! 

    For this year's Savoy Orchard Days, the Matt Poss Band will perform Friday night in the beer tent from 7-9 PM. Also on Friday night, back by popular demand, is Ryan Ideus & Feudin Hillbillys. Ryan Ideus & Feudin Hillbillys perform on the main stage from 9-11:30 PM on Friday night. all concerts are free!

    Time: (All day)
    Location: 203 E. Church Street, Savoy, IL
    Website: village.savoy.il.us/orchard-days
  • September 19, 2014

    Dare to Dream, Dream to Build Habitat for Humanity Event with the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois

    An evening hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County and Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois. Dinner, Drinks, cash bash, live and silent auction and more. Grand Prize of $5,000 will be given away. Additional cash prizes given away throughout the evening. Tickets are $100 per person and includes dinner, drinks, live and silent auction and chance to win prizes up to $5,000. Tickets available through Habitat; contact Kelly Hill khill@cuhabitat.org 819-5115, or Home Builders Association contact Terry Greene hbaeci@gmail.com 239-4663.

    Time: 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Location: 1900 S 1st Street, Champaign, IL
  • September 19, 2014

    Allerton Music Barn Festival 2014: Celebrating 60 Years of the Jazz Messengers: From at the Cafe Bohemia to the Present

    Allerton Music Barn Festival | On the 60th anniversary of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, the UI Jazz faculty represent the driving hard bop style of the 1950s with aggressive swing and powerful drumming. Chip McNeill leads the band in selections from the most famous Jazz Messengers’ recordings including At the Café Bohemia.

    The Allerton Music Barn is located on the south side of Allerton Park off Allerton Road near Monticello and is approximately halfway between Decatur and Champaign.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello, IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu
  • September 20, 2014

    Illini Football vs. Texas State

    Join us for a day of food, fun, and football! The University of Illinois football team will take on Texas State at Memorial Stadium. Catch the Illini Walk, enjoy yourself at the Illini Street Fest, and don't miss the Marching Illini Public Warm-up ... we'll see you there! 

     

  • September 20, 2014

    Artists of the Loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala Opening Reception

    Join us for a full day of activities celebrating the artistry and endurance of Maya weaving traditions in Guatemala. From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., meet Rafaela Godinez Apen and Edgar Apen, visiting artists from San Antonio Aguas Calientes, who will demonstrate the weaving style of their community in the Central Core Gallery.

    From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., enjoy the exhibit and a reception, including a presentation on weaving as an expression of identity given by guest curator Margot Blum Schevill with Rafaela and Edgar at 2:00 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium.

    Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, IL
  • September 20, 2014

    Health, Wellnes & Job Fair

    Experience a whole new type of health & job fair 
    at Douglass Park! Bring out the entire family for an 
    afternoon of excitement! At this fair you can browse 
    informational booths, sit for a presentation, apply for 
    a new job, or partake in one of the many games and 
    activities suited for every age group and designed to 
    keep you fit mentally, physically, and financially! 

    Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: 512 E. Grove St, Champaign, IL
    Website: http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com/images/documents/cpd14fall.pdf
  • September 20, 2014

    Allerton music Barn Festival 2014: On the Twentieth Century (Concert Version

    This musical—part operetta, part farce, and definitely comedy—takes place on the Twentieth Century Limited to New York and has it all: a temperamental actress, an egomaniacal impresario, a compromised Congressman, former lovers, protégées, and a religious lunatic.

    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello, IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu
  • September 20, 2014

    BRITBEAT: America's Premier Tribute to the Beatles

    In 1964, America was taken by storm by the greatest rock and roll group of all time, The Beatles!  Fifty years later, the music of The Beatles still has the power to move audiences the world over. Celebrate this important golden anniversary at the Virginia Theatre with BritBeat – America's Premier Tribute to the Beatles. This theatrical live concert experience features the music from all the 'eras' of the Beatles, including the Ed Sullivan years, Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL
    Website: thevirginia.org/shows/all-events
  • September 20, 2014

    CUAS Middlefork Starwatch

    Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society under the darkest skies in Champaign County! We’ll start off at the Middle Fork Forest Preserve Activity Center for a presentation about navigating the night sky, celestial objects we can see that night, and the effects of city lights on our starry skies. Following the presentation we’ll have telescopes set up for viewing!

    This event will be cancelled if weather is unfavorable. Contact us for details and updates at cuas@cuas.org, call us at (217) 351-2567, or visit our website at www.cuas.org.

    Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: 3433 County Road 2700 E, Penfield, IL
    Website: www.cuas.org
  • September 21, 2014

    Allerton Music Barn Festival 2014: Bach

    The cantatas on this program, for Pentecost and for Trinity, are from Bach’s Leipzig period at the Thomaskirche when he wrote a different cantata for each Sunday of the liturgical year. The new director of choral activities leads the Allerton Bach choir, orchestra, and soloists.

    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello, IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu
  • September 21, 2014

    Illini Women's Soccer vs. Purdue

    Cheer on the Illinois Women's Soccer Team as they take on Purdue at the Illinois Soccer Stadium! For more information on Illinois Women's Soccer please contact the University of Illinois Athletic Department at 217-333-3630. 

    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: St. Mary's Road, Champaign, IL
    Website: fightingillini.com/sports/w-soccer/sched/ill-w-soccer-sched.html
  • September 22, 2014

    Parkland vs. Trinity JV: Women's Soccer

    Cheer on the Parkland Women's Soccer Team as they take on Trinity JV at Parkland College! For more information on Men's Soccer or Parkland Athletics, please contact Parkland College at 217-351-2200.

    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/athletics/womenssoccer/schedule.aspx
  • September 23, 2014

    Parkland vs. Lincoln Land: Men's Soccer

    Cheer on the Parkland Men's Soccer Team as they take on Lincoln Land at Parkland College! For more information on Men's Soccer or Parkland Athletics, please contact Parkland College at 217-351-2200.

    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/athletics/menssoccer
  • September 23, 2014

    Susan Marshall and Company: Play/Pause

    A subtle turn of the head, a quick stride, or a simple embrace: in the choreographic world of three-time New York Dance and Performance (”Bessie”) Award winner and MacArthur “Genius” laureate Susan Marshall, everyday movements become catalysts for poetic, abstract, charged dance-theatre pieces that couple structured choreography with seductive mystery.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=20147248555287128174106149
  • September 24, 2014

    Illinois Modern Ensemble

    The Illinois Modern Ensemble focuses on contemporary and experimental music. Concerts feature compositions by prominent artists such as Augusta Read Thomas and Steve Reich as well as new works by students and faculty members.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=2014819143950420128174106149
  • September 25, 2014

    Krannert Uncorked

    Mark your calendar to join us from 5 to 7pm almost every Thursday for Krannert Uncorked. Meet up with colleagues, collaborators, friends, and family for a free sampling of delectable selections from area beverage distributors—it’s the perfect way to unwind, reconnect, engage anew, or simply enjoy the complimentary cheese and crackers!

    On the first and third Thursday of each month, you can also experience the best in local music, live on Stage 5 during Krannert Uncorked.

    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
  • September 25, 2014

    UI Wind Symphony

    A preeminent ensemble in the world, the UI Wind Symphony premieres new works, travels to national and international events, and sets the standard for band performance and training. Its members are undergraduate and graduate students who excel at playing the traditional band repertoire, works for small chamber groups, and innovative new pieces. Since its inception, it has served as an ambassador for the historic Illinois Bands program and is an innovator in the wind band field.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=2014819143950467128174106149
  • September 26, 2014

    Dance for People with Parkinson's

    Experience the fellowship of communal dance with instructors Marianne Jarvi and Kate Kuper of Dance at Illinois. If you or a loved one is living with Parkinson’s, join us to explore gentle movement in a safe, welcoming environment. Set to uplifting, familiar music, this 70-minute monthly class may assist with the preservation and improvement of balance, flexibility, and strength. Please dress comfortably for this full-body workshop.

    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=2014730151830222128174106149
  • September 27, 2014

    The Color Run

    Link: http://j.mp/TCRchampaign

    Discount Code: TCRPARTY

    More Info:
    The Color Run™ also known as The Happiest 5k on the Planet, we love chucking paint and making people smile. At more than 1,000,000+ Color Runners strong, The Color Run is on almost every single continent on EARTH!

    Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer.

    With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:

    Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: 2000 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820, IL
    Website: j.mp/TCRchampaign
  • September 27, 2014

    Parkland vs. Heartland: Men's Soccer

    Cheer on the Parkland Men's Soccer Team as they take on Heartland at Parkland College! For more information on Men's Soccer or Parkland Athletics, please contact Parkland College at 217-351-2200.

    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: 2400 West Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL
    Website: parkland.edu/athletics/menssoccer
  • September 27, 2014

    Douglass Senior Style Show

    New day, but the same great show! Come out to see the seniors of Douglass 
    Annex strut their stuff down the runway — a guaranteed good time! This is an 
    event you do not want miss. As the seniors are modeling fashions for the style 
    show and looking lovely, we also want you to come out ‘Dressed to Impress.’ 
    Tickets are required and can be purchased at the Douglass Annex.

    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: 512 East Grove St., Champaign, IL
    Website: champaignparkdistrict.com/images/documents/cpd14fall.pdf
  • September 27, 2014

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    Soul that glides, blues music that smokes, and Dixieland jams that positively pop have earned this troupe of jazz practitioners kudos as “the finest big band in the world today” (Daily Telegraph, United Kingdom). At the helm and behind the trumpet is Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, a Pulitzer Prize, Peabody Award, and nine-time Grammy Award winner.

    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=20147248555318128174106149
  • September 27, 2014

    CUAS Family Skywatch

    Join the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society under the stars for our monthly observatory open house! We utilize our 16-inch telescope to observe planets, star clusters, and the Moon. This event is free and open to all ages!

    Our observatory is located between Champaign and Sadorus along County Road 700E, 1.4 miles west of I-57 and 0.8 miles south of Monticello Rd. See a map here: https://goo.gl/maps/nNniS. This event lasts from 9-11pm.

    Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Location: 926 County Road 700 E, Champaign, IL
    Website: www.cuas.org
  • September 28, 2014

    Farm-to-Mansion Dinner Fundraiser

     Join us for a fun evening of farm-to-table food and conversation!

    Time: 5:00 pm
    Location: 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello , IL
    Website: allerton.illinois.edu
  • September 30, 2014

    Sinfonia Da Camera: Rush Hour—Youthful Impressions

    The youth-focused Rush Hour concert features young talent from our community and showcases the college and high school winners of Sinfonia’s first Student Concerto Competition. Ravel’s colorful and impressionistic Alborada del Gracioso adds to the excitement, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture rounds out this hour-long concert. Stick around after the performance, because Ralph and Joe, the Flying Tomato Brothers, invite you to the Lobby to enjoy some complimentary slices courtesy of Garcia’s Pizza in a Pan!

    Time: 5:30 pm
    Location: 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL
    Website: krannertcenter.com/performance.aspx?id=20147248555350128174106149

September 2014